Video Girl is a runaway hit and also features Bun B, Juelz Santana, Angie Martinez and more...
(Los Angeles, California) - This month, BET premiered the new film "Video Girl" which has been a runaway success. With millions of viewers, many of the actors and actresses became trending topics on the ever so popular Twitter social network. Due to its undeniable amount of success and demand, BET has decided to air the movie again throughout the next several months.
The movie surrounds Lorie Walker (played by the beautifully talented Meagan Good) who attends a private school in a predominantly southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie (Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After an opportunity arises that allows her to meet with a renowned music video director, her life would turn take a turn and change completely. She finds herself struggling to stay grounded in this new, provocative, glamorous world.
Lorie (Megan Good) decides to pursue her dreams of fortune and fame, which ultimately leads her to leave her family and small town behind. She soon works her way to becoming one of the most coveted video models in the industry. However, the spotlight may become too bright for Walker to handle as she learns that success comes with a price to pay.
The film also stars Melyssa Ford, Bun B, Lisa Raye, Juelz Santana, Angie Martinez, B.G., Lil Boosie, Angela Lola Luv and rapper/actor Lil Cali – who critics are already raving about. This is a follow-up role for Lil Cali who also starred in "Death Toll" with DMX and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Cali had the following to say regarding his role in "Video Girl":
"It was a pleasure to work along side the likes of Meagan Good, Lisa Raye and all of the other wonderful actors and actresses on set. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of filming another big screen movie. I look forward to filming more movies in the future along with working with more great actors and actresses."
Lil Cali is currently in the recording studio, working on his new musical project, which will boast major names like Sean Kingston and Lil Boosie among others.
Audio: Big Noyd f/ Krondon, Mista Sinista, Phil The Agony - "All Out (M-Phazes Remix)"
Courtesy of DM 360.
Woddop! We're getting ready to roll out Phazed Out, which is a compilation of joints from our (Coalmine Records) catalog, remixed by M-Phazes and dj mixed/blended together by Rhettmatic. The project should drop around mid January, but in celebration of our new site launch and to kick off the campaign, here's a stream to the first leak that we're just throwing out there. This is a remix to our 4th vinyl 12-inch, "All Out" featuring Big Noyd, Phil The Agony & Krondon, which makes for a dope east coast west coast collab track. Phazes definitely did this remix justice, which was originally produced by Shuko.
The High Life is a crew of four Massachusetts-based emcees: VICEVERSAH, Dominik Omega, Carolina Black, Fran-P, and their producer The Arcitype. The genesis of The High Life came about organically; all four members of Boston based hip-hop label AR Classic Records were slated to record their individual material on the same night. With everybody in one room, the group started trading verses, sharing beats, and tracking songs with one another. What had started as an ambitious recording schedule, ended in cross-pollination and the creation of a new group - The High Life.
Since then, The High Life's diverse, dynamic and infectious energy has been turning heads and bringing the fun back to hip hop. With multiple placements on ESPN and with the support of mixtape distribution site Get Right Music, and NYC/LA streetwear company Cookies-N-Cream, the group's hard work is already starting to pay off.
Download "Iller" now to have a taste of The High Life.
So I've been playing mustard all month, it's time for me to ketchup! FREE MUSIC GALORE~!
DJ Flash presents The Best of Phonte Mixtapes
Quoted as "The Phonte mixtape to end all Phonte mixtapes," here's a mixtape of Phonte's greatest hits which is over 65 tracks long (so no tracklistings here)! If you haven't heard of Tay beforehand, this mixtape is a great start. If you have, listen anyway. New Tigallo New Tigallo New Tigallo New Tigallo!
Whatever "Silent President" means, best believe Lil B's that, along with a lot of people he often says he is in his songs. There are plenty of people for Lil B to be in this mixtape. #Swag!
Tracklisting: 1. Great China Sea 2. Black and White 3. Silent President 4. Mom stressed Out 5. December 1989 6. Cap Pillah 7. The Original 8. THe Based One 9. Same Place 10. Got You One 11. Beat the Cancer 12. Start Fishing 13. BasedGod 50 14. Stangz
Here's a new free album from Cool Kids' own Sir Micahel Rocks and know that it rocks, indeed. Brought to you by illRoots, "Premier Politics" features productions and features from Alchemist, Jeremih, Cardo, Boldy James, Chuck Inglish (of course), and more.
Tracklisting: 1. Merry Go Round 2. Wassup 3. Thank God 4. She Gotta Have 5. Too Short Back feat Shorty K & Tris J 6. Get It Together feat Casey Veggies 7. Stop The Show feat Boldy James & Payroll of DBCO 8. Cell Dope 9. Brite 10. Neiman Marcus Swag 11. I'm Doggin' 12. Mr. T 13. I Can't Go feat DJ Thunder 14. Slice feat Shorty K 15. Fast Car 16. Miss Jane feat Jeremih
Is it me or is DJ Skee finding a lot of dope emcees from L.A.? Shane Eli gives you a bold statement that anything your favorite rapper can do, he can do better. And listening to this mixtape, I'm not mad at his statement at all. Check this one out. Guest appearances in clde Critical Hype, Ahmad, Playboy Tre, Rittz, etc.
Tracklisting: 1. DJ Skee Intro 2. Boarding Pass 3. The Feeling (ft. Julius Francis) 4. When We Were Kings (cuts by DJ Critical Hype) 5. If I Don’t Make It 6. Guillotine 7. City Never Sleeps (ft. Jenny Bapst) 8. The Night Is Young (ft. Jason Caesar) 9. Fantasy 10. Let’s Ride DJ Skee Intro 11. Let’s Ride (ft. Playboy Tre & Rittz) 12. Get Down (ft. Aleon Craft) 13. I Love You (Kinda) 14. Bo Jackson 15. Have Mercy 16. When No One Cares 17. Lullaby 18. The Arrival (ft. Ahmad) 19. DJ Skee Outro
Here's a new cut from an Ohio native who's working to make it. A reluctant star, huh? I don't see anything hesitant about Vic, but he's working on becoming a star nonetheless. Check it out!
1. Reluctant Star [Produced by C.Avery] 2. Power - [Produced by C.Avery] 3. Man Outta Time feat. Satellite High [Produced by Madd Caesar] 4. For Your Love feat. Blayze Kid [Produced by C.Avery] 5. Change The World -[Produced by App Did DAT] 6. Ride Slow( Midtro) feat. Rey Resurreccion [Produced by Xchange Leaders] 7. The Season -[Produced by Rey Resurreccion] 8. Down Goes Frazier feat. BlocKartel [Produced by App Did DAT] 9. Far From Home -[Produced by App Did DAT] 10. Me and The Kick (Freestyle) - [Produced by Rey Resurreccion] 11. Her Needs -[Produced by Madd Caesar] 12. Paletero Man feat. Paulie Rhyme [Produced by Stev-r]
Yes, this is from the same band who bought you the classic "Elmatic" (I don't care what anyone else says, it's still classic to me!). This soul-funk band played gigs with fellow Motown natives Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Phat Kat and here are the audio evidences to prove it. A full band, along with DJ Dez on the 1s' and 2's. If it's Will, then it's got to be REAL!
Tracklisting: 1. Introductions 2. Mic Check 313 (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 3. Back On The Road Again (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 4. Nightmare (Feat. Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson) 5. Front Street (Feat. Phat Kat & DJ Dez) 6. Cold Steel (Feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi) 7. Get Riches (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 8. So Gone / Nautilus (Feat. Black Milk) 9. Pressure (Feat. Black Milk) 10. Danger (Feat. Black Milk & Phat Kat) 11. Take Notice (Feat. Guilty Simpson)
That's it for the "Ketchup Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...
Video: Gel Roc f/ Abstract Rude - "Beautiful Tragedy"
"Beautiful Tragedy" Produced by Xczircles with Scratches by DJ Drez. Featuring MC's of E TIMES TWO (EX2), MASS MEN, FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP, PROJECT BLOWED, MACHINA MUERTE & MORE... P & C 2011 Abolano Records.
The eighth album from producer Geoff Wilkinson’s hip-hop-jazz crew Us3 sees the introduction of two new MCs from different backgrounds and different nationalities. From Puerto Rico via New York comes Oveous Maximus, and from London, England comes Akala.
The familiar Us3 sound features collaborators past & present, including fiery horn players Ed Jones (sax) and Bryan Corbett (trumpet). A variety of keyboard players take the chair including John Crawford, Mike Gorman, Barry Green, Tim Vine, Neil Angilley, and John Turville. Double Bass is handled by Chris Dodd, and DJ First Rate shows off his turntable trickery again.
Geoff explains the title, and theme, of the album; "I’ve become increasingly disillusioned by the people we, as children, are traditionally brought up to look up to. Politicians, police, business leaders, sportsmen, religious leaders, etc all seem to be up to their eyeballs in corrupt practices. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening at an increasing pace. Is this what a democracy should look like, where it’s ok to lie, cheat & steal your way to the top?"
Akala & Oveous articulate this in the hard-nosed title track, culminating in an epic crescendo of horns. Both rappers acknowledge the spoken word roots of rap respectively; Oveous on the blues-drenched Wild West, and Akala on the staccato stop/start rhythms of The Ring.
The melancholic guitar drenched groove of Ghost sees Oveous telling a story of abuse and revenge, while the breakbeat led Puppets has Akala telling a modern day parable relevant to us all. The Us3 sound is expanded to include flamenco influences on Uptown, and the Fela Kuti – like afrobeat of (You Are) So Corrupt. Lie, Cheat & Steal was recorded in London before, during, and after the recent riots, & Akala sums up the atmosphere on Pressure Bursts Pipes over an amalgam of piano, electronica, horns & angular beats.
The 8-piece Us3 live band will be performing a 19-date European club tour in October 2011.
Oveous Maximus grew up in the Bronx & Washington Heights in New York. An honorary member of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, Oveous has a unique style of rap & spoken word. He was a National Poetry Slam finalist 3 years in a row, a multiple winner at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem & has performed on the TV series HBO Def Poetry. He has recorded with Louie Vega and Osunlade., and is about to release his 3rd self-produced studio album this year.London-based Akala is a MOBO award-winning artist, label owner & social entrepreneur.
Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams & Gil Scott-Heron, Akala has released 3 solo albums and performed as far as Vietnam, Brazil, Africa, New Zealand & Australia. In 2009 he launched the "Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company", already an acclaimed music theatre production enterprise. Recently he presented a TV show about UK MC culture called "Life Of Rhyme" on Channel 4.